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Letters: Last week's circus was a success

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The Park Rapids Lions thanks the community for making our sponsorship of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus a marvelous success. From all the smiles and laughter and the oohs and aahs, the attendees of all ages seemed to be having a good time. There are some entities that need to be highlighted and thanked for aiding in making the event a success. The Hubbard County Fair Board for allowing us to use their grounds. A special thank you to our guest ringmasters, Sheriff Frank Homer and Rep. Brita Sailer. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office and the Explorers directed traffic and assisted with parking. Our ticket vendors: Snyders Drug, Park Ace Hardware, Coborn's, Beagle Books, J&B Foods, The Good Life Café and the PR Chamber. The 50+ local businesses that purchased advance tickets through the circus's promotion company. Northern Pine Sanitary for providing the dumpster and services. All PR Lions who worked the event, before, during and after circus day, but especially Lion Jay Mondry, who worked tirelessly selling advance tickets. Lastly, thanks to all of the people who purchased tickets. You made this event a success and great fun for all.

Dick Kimball, Park Rapids Lions Club

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